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Manchester CPGB - Spanish Civil War vol. - Commemoration

30-07-2008 21:08

George Brown, CPGB Central Committee member, was killed in Spain in 1937.There was a plaque erected in his memory at his home village in Ireland, June 28th and a memorial pamphlet.

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Climate & Capitalism, Climate Caravan Visits The City

30-07-2008 20:04

Penguins invading the southern end of London Bridge ...
Wednesday 30th July, the fourth day of the Climate Caravan traveling to this year's Climate Action Camp in Kingsnorth, Kent. The theme of today's leg was 'Climate & Capitalism', and so, there's probably no better place to point out the links between Climate Chaos and Capitalism's obsession with making bucks out of the depletion of the planet's natural resources, than the Square Mile.

Fleeing penguins and polar bears, and climate refugees on boats migrating due to the devastating effects of climate change, invaded London Bridge at about eleven in the morning, and they slowly made their way into the City of London. The traffic in London Bridge was brought to a standstill for about one hour, whilst protesters gave away hundreds of leaflets and the Camp's newspaper to the passers-by.

The Caravan then moved into the City itself, with a detour through several of the City's main landmarks. It eventually stopped at the global investment banking and securities firm Goldman Sachs, where a long speech was made through the bike sound system about the sort of 'investments' Goldman Sachs are involved in, and how this relates to Climate Change and its effects on communities and the environment. It was also pointed out that Goldman Sachs had already been targeted before by the Justice For Cleaners campaign, for their low standards of employment conditions for the City's army of invisible cleaners.

The Caravan then moved to St Paul's Cathedral where it stopped for a couple of hours for lunch. A photo exhibition was set up, whilst the bike sound system kept playing chill tunes for the participants, as well as for the many tourists that approached it to find out what was all that about.

The Caravan then set off for the meeting point at Liverpool Street station, where it was joined by some more people waiting there. It then moved to the nearby headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland, where bags full of pennies where thrown at the main entrances to symbolize the corporation's investments in Climate Chaos.

Here there are some pics of the day:

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29.07.08 Climate camp caravan - film stop.

30-07-2008 19:54

UK, London. Oval. Climate camp caravanners watching cycle-powered cinema.
Images from Tuesday's stop for the climate camp caravan as it makes its way from Heathrow airport to Kingsnorth Power Station.
The caravan stopped at the Synergy Centre, near Oval in London. Around 30-50 people watched a film about sustainability in Cuba, on a cycle-powered cinema. Afterwards there was a Q+A session with climate camp staff, London councillors and other green - thinkers.

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KCC youth group gets 'mosquito' buzzers taken down

30-07-2008 19:49

Kent Youth County Council reps get County Council to take down the infamous 'mosqito' buzzers on buildings that 'deter' youngsters

Sorry about report from June- delay

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Cops overreact to black kids playing in Hyde Park

30-07-2008 19:48

Line of police 400 metres long with dogs and vans cleared 200 black teens, a few with water pistols, from hyde park at 6:30. At one point a cop used a taser on one of the teens. Several others were manhandled andthere seemedeto be over 10 arrests.

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World Population Day, a day to celebrate humanity and not its curbing

30-07-2008 19:40

World Population Day should focus on not merely relating population growth to underdevelopment as has been the case in population conferences. Other factors such as socio-political factors such as policy and internal conflicts should also be part of the studies on population.

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Acadian Asset Sell Their HLS Shares

30-07-2008 19:38

Well over 1.5 million HLS (LSR) shares dumped in a month by three companies!

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Ciba Vision (Novartis) Protest, Southampton

30-07-2008 19:31

On Friday 25th July activists from across the south took full advantage of our six person allowance (Yes six!! aren't we lucky) at Ciba Vision, Novartis, Flanders Road, Hedge End, Nr. Southampton.

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Climate Camp - Stay Informed

30-07-2008 19:12

"Deansgate Ridge, site of next weeks Climate Camp successfully occupied, 1km SW of Kingsnorth." - SMS 30/07/08

With the news that the site for the climate camp has now been occupied, information about how to stay informed over the next two weeks is also being revealed.

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Support Peaceful Campaigner Dan Amos

30-07-2008 19:10

Outside HLS
Dan Amos is a commited vegan shactivist who was arrested and bailed as part of NETCU's Operation Achilles, involving 32 separate police raids and 700 police officers in the UK, The Netherlands and Belgium on May 1st 2007.

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World Population Day, a day to celebrate humanity and not its curbing

30-07-2008 18:45

World Population Day tends to largely celebrate the success of demographic control and not human lives. Demographic studies should not limit itself to relating underdevelopment to an increase in population size. One must go beyond mere statistics an look at socio-political factors when analyzing poverty

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The Gary McKinnon show starts countdown to European HR court.

30-07-2008 18:12

if i needed a thumb I would thumb it at you
A long time ago in a galaxy just down memory lane a young Glaswegian Gary McKinnon made the news. 4 years later he was still making it :-

Since then he has had documentaries made about him, a support website set up for him, been to courts and even the Lords. He spoke movingly about not wanting to be sent to Gitmo. Quite sensible too.

In Gitmo no-one hears you scream.

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latest EF! Action Update: August 2008

30-07-2008 17:26

Sitting on piles of coal, revolting peasants, trashing things & fixing other things together, it's the latest EF! Action Update

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Four Mink Freed For Austrian Prisoners in Open Rescue

30-07-2008 16:02

The Open Rescue Team of Igualdad Animal (Animal Equalty) have rescued four mink from a fur farm in northern Spain. This is the second open rescue by Igualdad Animal (in August 2007, six baby pigs were rescued from an intensive farm).


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Climate Camp land taken

30-07-2008 15:16

Climate Camp successfully occupied the site for next weeks Climate Camp near Kingsnorth next week.

The site is in a beautiful location with clear views of the power station to the north east.

More pictures and report later.

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Another Letter For The Pope And For Ireland

30-07-2008 14:57

Another Letter For The Pope And For Ireland

While the White Pope plays the PR game at home the Black Pope does the biz abroad.
Nothing new in East Timor, Vietnam, Rwanda or Croatia

The following Letter appeared in the Irish Independent dated Wednesday 30th of July 2008. Its contents , which I believe, and which, apart from other references , is intelligible, hinge not too remotely on Papal hypocrisy as well as the infinite depravity of my country under the Papacy’s influence. The Popes even give Caesar a bad name!

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Free Skool Week in September

30-07-2008 14:46

There will be a meeting this friday, 1st August, at Bowl Court Social Centre to organise a week long free skool in London at the beginning of September.

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Palestine Today 073008

30-07-2008 13:43

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Wednesday July 28th, 2008.

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The possibility of a retaliatory attack by Iran on US bases in the region

30-07-2008 11:28

[4] Sunday Times, 13 July 2008
The US Airbase in Incirlik, Turkey contains 90 nuclear warheads. As was the case in Afghanistan and Iraq, this base is likely to play a crucial role in a prospective war against Iran. Moreover, the Sunday Times map (see item 4) indicates that the use of Turkish airspace by Israel is also being planned, with the tacit consent of the Turkish authorities.
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